Australia is an incredible country that attracts huge numbers of tourists each year, with good reason. We have put together our list of the top 10 things that you absolutely cannot miss when you visit Australia.

1. Dive or snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

DiversThe Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system and there is no better way to witness what lies beneath the surface than by doing some snorkeling or even some scuba diving. If you don’t know how to then why not learn while you are there.

2. Watch a sporting event

SportsThe Aussies love their sport and there is no better way to feel like one of the locals than by going to a live sports event. Be it rugby, cricket, aussie rules or whatever else you come across you are bound to have a fantastic time.

3. Visit the Outback  

The outback

Covering 80% of Australia but only being home to 1% of the inhabitants the Outback is a fascinating place. The way of life here is totally different to the hustle and bustle of the cities and taking time to sit back and explore is a must on any trip to Australia.

4. Walk from Bondi beach to Coogee beach


Sydney is home to a number of stunning beaches. The 6km walk from Bondi to Coogee is one that loads of tourists make and it is certainly worth checking out when you are in the city.

5. Learn to surf

surfingSurfing has got to be one of Australia’s favourite past times. Is there anything that makes you look or feel cooler than catching a wave on a beautiful day? If you aren’t already a surfer then what better time to learn than on a trip to Australia.

6. Visit Fraser Island

Fraser IslandFraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. It is ecologically diverse and incredibly beautiful too. Whether you decide to do a 4 x 4 jeep tour, visit the Maheno wreck, do some sailing, go diving or just relax and enjoy the beautiful weather this is another place you shouldn’t miss.

7. Travel Australia’s east coast


Being so large means that some people think Australia is difficult to travel around. What better way to cover some ground and see some more of this amazing country than by going on a road trip. Whether you decide to take the bus to meet lots of new people or drive yourself you will have an incredible time and there will be more highlights than you will be able to count.

8. Visit Sydney and it’s harbour


Sydney is a modern, cosmopolitan city that the majority of tourists use as a base for at least part of their trip to Australia. Once you are in Sydney your trip would be incomplete without checking out what is arguably the worlds most beautiful harbour.

9. Toss a shrimp on the barbie


Okay, okay so it might sound a little bit cliche but a combination of the great weather, good beers and even better company (too cheesy?!) makes Australia the perfect place to kick back, relax, enjoy a BBQ and a few beers and watch the sunset. Plus it is a national past time so you certainly shouldn’t miss out.

10. Check out Australia’s unusual animals

Little guy

Look at this little guy. Isn’t he cute? Australia is home to all kinds of weird and wonderful wildlife. Kangaroos, koala bears, possums, wallabies, dingoes the list goes on and on. It wouldn’t be a trip to Australia if you didn’t make sure you saw at least one of them.

If all this has made you want to visit Australia then check out the different programmes we have on offer in this fascinating country.

2 responses to “Top 10 things you absolutely must not miss in Australia
    1. Hi Nora,
      We’ll send your request to our blog team!
      For now, here are some of our favourite not to be missed hot spots!
      1. Sydney Opera house and the Sydney Harbour bridge – probably the most iconic and photographed landmarks in Australia
      2. Fly to the red centre in Alice Springs and take a tour out to Uluru. This is a sacred Aboriginal site and one of the great wonders of the world. Don’t forget to drop in on Kings Canyon too, just as impressive and less known
      3. Snorkeling the Great Barrier reef and visiting the Daintree Rainforest in northern Queensland. Stay in Cairns or Port Douglas and explore all the fantastic things to do in this tropical region
      4. Ski-diving in Mission Beach a few hours south of Cairns – this is on everyone’s bucket list
      5. Hire a 4WD and explore the sand dunes of Fraser Island at the top of Queensland’s sunshine coast
      6. Take a drive to the Grampians National Park from Melbourne along the famous Great Ocean Road. Explore the stunning rock formations and beach towns along the way. If you love to surf, there are some fantastic beaches
      7. Ride a camel at sunset along the beaches of Broome in Western Australia
      8. Western Australia also offers a once in a life time opportunity to go diving with Whale Sharks!
      9. Kakadu National Park just outside tropical Darwin in the Northern Territory is a great place to spot Crocs and have an outback adventure
      10. Any of the cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Sydney offer amazing culture,restaurants and nightlife. They’re also great places to work on a working visa…

      We could go on ! 🙂

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